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What Does ValueAct See in Taking an Activist Role in Fertilizers?

Hedge fund ValueAct Capital Management on Friday filed a Form 13-D with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosing the acquisition of 8.19 million shares of Canada-based fertilizer maker ...
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P&G Spin-Off of Duracell Battery Business Is Just the Beginning

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) reported first quarter fiscal 2015 results before markets opened Friday. The consumer products maker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.07 on ...
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Weak Ford Earnings Reflect a Big Bet on Aluminum F-150

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) reported third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Friday morning. The automaker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.24 on revenues of $34.9 billion. ...
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Microsoft Earnings Overcome Nokia, Restructuring Costs

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 results after markets closed Thursday. The software behemoth reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.54 on revenues of $23.2 billion. In ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Thursday

October 23, 2014: Here are four stocks among the 62 equities making new 52-week lows today. Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (NYSEMKT: ANV) dropped about 4.3% today to post a new ...
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The 4 DJIA Stocks That Dominated the Market on Thursday

October 23, 2014: Markets opened higher on Thursday following on reports of better than expected manufacturing PMI readings from China, Japan, and the eurozone. Solid earnings reports from two big ...
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Sports Sites Rising Among Top Digital Media Properties

Digital media research firm comScore has released its ranking of the top 50 U.S. digital media properties for September, and the multi-platform list is topped by Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG). ...
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Natural Gas Inventory Less Than 10% Below 5-Year Average

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 94 billion cubic feet for the week ending October 17, compared with an expected ...
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U.S. Workers Forfeit 169 Million Vacation Days Every Year

In the 25 years between 1976 and 2000, American workers used 20.3 days of the vacation time they had earned. Since then, U.S. workers report that they take just 16 ...
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Home Prices Rise for Ninth Consecutive Month

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. home prices rose 0.5% sequentially in the month of August. Compared with August 2013, the house price index has ...
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3M Takes the Lead in Conglomerate Earnings Reports

3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) reported third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The conglomerate posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.98 on revenues of $8.1 billion. In the same ...
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Russia, Not Recalls, Tamps Down GM Earnings

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) reported third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday morning. The automaker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.97 on revenues of $39.3 billion. ...
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Caterpillar Earnings, Guidance Rise After Company Slashed Jobs

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) reported third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The heavy equipment firm posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.72 on revenues of $13.55 billion. ...
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Sprint Fired 452 Employees Last Weekend, Keeps Chasing Low-End Data Consumers

In an effort to maintain its position as the low-cost leader in wireless data, Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) Wednesday announced a 1-gigabyte shared data allowance for $20 in its Family ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Wednesday

October 22, 2014: Here are four stocks among the 44 equities making new 52-week lows today. Boulder Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: BDBD) dropped about 32% today to post a new 52-week low ...
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